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Scilly Lottery Winner 2nd February 2015

Malcolm Martland from St Mary’s

No Plans To Reduce Islands’ Police Levels As More Cuts Announced

No Plans To Reduce Islands’ Police Levels As More Cuts Announced

The Area Commander for the Devon and Cornwall force says there are no plans to reduce the number of police officers on the islands for the time being. Superintendent Jim Pearce was speaking at the recent Health and Wellbeing Committee meeting, where he told councillors that the force had cut around £50m from their budget […]

Police Step Up Patrols At Porthmellon After Damage

Police Step Up Patrols At Porthmellon After Damage

St Mary’s police are stepping up patrols around Porthmellon Industrial Estate after the window of a vehicle owned by Richard Hand was smashed. It happened during the evening of Friday 23rd January. Sergeant Colin Taylor says the police don’t know who caused the damage. Officers are keen to hear from anyone who was in the […]

Lifeboat Crew Crimp Their Way To Top Of Pasty League

Lifeboat Crew Crimp Their Way To Top Of Pasty League

St Mary’s lifeboat crew are Scilly’s best pasty makers after the RNLI volunteers won Saturday night’s challenge at Speros. Teams from all of the islands’ emergency services – the police, fire, coastguard, ambulance and lifeboat took part in the challenge to create, crimp and cook against the clock. After the first voting round, the police, […]

Sharp-Eyed Islander Spots Rare Insect On Gugh

Sharp-Eyed Islander Spots Rare Insect On Gugh

A St Agnes-based wildlife expert has made the first recorded sighting of a type of insect on the islands. Last July, Bob Dawson was walking his dog on Gugh past Dropnose Porth when he stopped to photograph a cinnabar moth caterpillar on some ragwort. But Bob realised he’d actually uncovered a rarity, a picture-winged fly, […]

St Mary’s Rifle And Archery Club Keen To Find New Members

St Mary’s Rifle And Archery Club Keen To Find New Members

The organisers of the rifle range and archery facility on St Mary’s say they’re keen to encourage more visitors and locals to go along and test their target shooting skills. The St Mary’s Sporting Club has been running for 42 years and Vice-Chairman Steve Whomersley says their facilities on The Garrison could potentially be available […]